Taylorville Memorial Hospital announced a US$60 million project for expanding its current hospital campus.
The construction will include 25 private patient rooms.
Out of the 25 private rooms, three rooms will be larger to provide additional family space and will be fitted with overhead ceiling-mounted power lift equipment to help move patients from their beds to the bathrooms.
They'll have larger bathrooms and showers to assist patients who want to take shower.
The inpatient unit will have a family lounge area, a multipurpose activity room, a meditation space and a kitchen and dining area for patients and families.
The construction will also have space for outpatient services, laboratory, educational conference rooms and administrative offices.
The main hospital kitchen will be in the new facility, with space for a cafeteria and dining area.
A rehab services area will offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and cardiac/pulmonary rehab services.
A specialty clinic will include space for out-of-town physician specialists to see patients, a congestive heart failure clinic and a room equipped for telehealth visits.
The construction will be completed in two phases.
The first phase is expected to be ready in early 2020 and will see the opening of the patient rooms, outpatient services, therapy services, laboratory, pharmacy, specialty clinic and central utility plant.
The second phase is targeted for an early 2021 opening and will include food and nutrition services, administrative offices and conference rooms.
|Name||Taylorville Memorial Hospital|
|Estimated Budget||US$60 Million|
|Parties Involved||Taylorville Memorial Hospital|
|Schedule||Scheduled to be operational 2021|